San Jose Mogote Ruin Site, Oaxaca, Mexico
San Jose Mogote is one of the oldest centers of stone buildingsin Mexico. Archaeologists believe that the settlement had a municipal purpose. The first use of adobe brick was found here and the first recorded glyph, a date of 600 BC in the Zapotec language.
San Jose Mogote has a small museum with great artifacts, many showing Olmec artistic influences. See the caretaker in the town to gain entrance to the museum. Small fee
The site is not large. It has a partially excavated pyramidal platform and as yet excavated ball court with several other mounds in the area.
San Jose El Mogote or San Jose Mogote as it is also called is the oldest stone ruins site in Mexico. Built in the valley now called Oaxaca, San Jose el Mogote was first settled in 1500 BC. The political center waned in 500 BC in favor of the larger city on the hills nearby called Monte Alban. Few tourists visit San Jose El Mogote instead going to more spectacular Monte Alban.
San Jose El Mogote's excavated and stabilized ruin is small. The museum will be a high point of your visit because of the variety of artifacts. San Jose el Mogote had artistic influences from both the north and the south of ancient Mexico.
San Jose Mogote Ruin Site Museum, Oaxaca, Mexico
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San Jose Mogote Ruin Site, Oaxaca, Mexico is the oldest stone city in Mexico. Built in the valley now called Oaxaca, San Jose el Mogote was first settled in 1500 BC and then waned in 500 BC in favor of the larger Monte Alban.
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